Urgent Action Needed: Help Small Farmers Fight Back Against Big Business

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By Amit Narang, Public Citizen It likely won’t come as a surprise to readers of this blog that big spending Big Business special interest lobbyists have a chokehold on policymaking in Washington DC. Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to the desire of Big Business to kill...
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Preventing Workplace Injuries Depends on Good Record-Keeping

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By Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute On a bipartisan basis going back at least to the Reagan administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)—the Department of Labor agency that enforces the right of workers to have a safe workplace—has required employers to keep...
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Fact-Checking the Trump Administration’s Claims About EPA’s Vehicle Standards

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By Dave Cooke, Union of Concerned Scientists It’s been one week since the administration caved to auto industry lobbyists and reopened the mid-term review of the EPA’s successful vehicle efficiency standards.  In that time, there’s been a lot of hot air around what this means for the industry,...
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Can Congress Measure the Cost of a Child’s Life?

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By Nisma Gabobe, Public Citizen Product safety advocates led by the Consumer Federation of America held a briefing recently on the importance of regulations for consumer product safety. The briefing was in response to a hearing held by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee...
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Investors With $3 Trillion in Assets Call for CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

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By Brandon Rees, AFL-CIO Today, more than 100 institutional investors with a combined $3 trillion in assets under management sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in support of a CEO-to-worker pay ratio disclosure. The signatories of the investor statement on pay ratio...
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